McFig and McFly by Henrik Drescher
A Tale of Jealousy, Revenge, and Death (with a Happy Ending)

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From the unparalleled Henrik Drescher comes a wickedly funny story about the perils of runaway rivalry (with a happy ending).

McFig lives with his daughter, Rosie, in a lovely little cottage far away from anywhere big and important. One day, McFly and his son, Anton, buy the land next door. At first McFig and McFly hit it off big-time and build McFly a cottage modeled exactly after McFig’s house. But then the two start to add things onto their houses — a medieval tower, a second-story playroom — and soon McFig and McFly are in a lifelong competition to be bigger and better than each other. Where will all their obsessive one-upmanship end?

About Henrik Drescher

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Henrik Drescher has written and illustrated many books for rebellious children and adults, including PAT THE BEASTIE and HUBERT THE PUDGE. He also illustrated Judy Sierra's THE GRUESOME GUIDE TO WORLD MONSTERS. Henrik Drescher lives in Hong Kong.
Published May 27, 2008 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Widowers McFig and McFly have identical cottages and are best buds, until McFly builds a tower on his roof.

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McFig and McFly start out as happy neighbors, and their children (a girl named Rosie and boy named Anton, respectively) quickly become soulmates.

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